Domestic violence: the criminal justice response

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Sage Publications, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 285 pages
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Shat action should institutions in the criminal justice system take in response to domestic violence? What influence do the police, law courts, and social services have on the pattern of domestic violence? These and other crucial questions are approached in this unique book which focuses on the individual institutions within the criminal justice system. It gives a full account of the present situation and makes some interesting recommendations for the future.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Causation of Domestic Violence
13
Intervention by the Criminal Justice System
26
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Eve S. Buzawa is Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. She received her B.A. from the University of Rochester (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) from Michigan State University in criminal justice. She is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. She previously served as a member of the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and as President of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Professor Buzawa has written primarily in the areas of domestic violence and policing. She is the author of Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response (with Carl Buzawa) and Domestic Violence: The Changing Criminal Justice Response. She also is an active researcher and has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on numerous large scale federal research projects through the Department of Justice. As a result of her research, she has served as an expert witness in a variety of civil rights and equal protection cases involving police policies and practices.

Carl G. Buzawa is an attorney in private practice and a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts -–Lowell. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, his M.A. from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. With Eve Buzawa, he is the coauthor of numerous books and articles on the topic of domestic violence.